I am a very big Wes Anderson fan... Having said that, I don't know if I would be all for it when I think twice, but I do trust him. In some ways, I can see his imagery and dialogue working in this movie. Not to meantion, trivial things like the soundtrack. Of course because DNA testing would be done these days, it would have to take place in the 70s or earlier. British Invasion bands and Mark Mothersbaugh could tie into the plot well.
Another reason why I said Wes Anderson is because the main character, Casey, has something in common with most of Anderson's characters; She is troubled or sad or trying to figure something out or find some closure. It's not established at the begining, where as in Anderson's other movies, they usually are. That's fine. Who said Wes Anderson has to make the same exact thing over and over again.
Wes Anderson even made a little reference to this movie in Rushmore.
Max Fischer's mother's headstone read "The paths of glory lead, but to the grave." It was diliberate to reference Candleshoe, not just Thomas Gray.
He's coming out with The Fantastic Mr. Fox soon. I've read that story, and it's very different from, let's say, all of them.
I think Wes Anderson is coming to a point in his carreer where he can explor other mediums. Still, I think he'll stick with his quirky, sad, screw-ball, throughtful, eccentricity that he uses.
In some ways, it's ridiculous to see Wes Anderson directing a remake for this movie. In other ways, it makes sense.
I doubt it would happen though.