Good news indeed - but does anybody really feel that remakes of the first 3 games are necessary? Or was Jane just talking about making some extra cash with an iPad version? All three games have very specific graphical art styles so each game feels unique but still part of the series. I would suggest that Jane should simply start working on GK4 instead :)
I'm pretty sure it would be necessary, because to be honest the 3rd 3D feel kinda stunk. The game was overly tedious, like many 3D point and click adventure titles of the time. Plus, she may want to update things a little to sit well with "Today" many things in the game is outdated, and wouldn't make much sense by todays standards.
I would LOVE to see this happen. GK is by far my favorite sierra title, and one of my all time favorite point and click adventure titles.
Keep in mind that GK2 was originally designed with a interlaced visual style... This eliminated most of the 'grainy and blurryness' from the video...
The fact that its so pixellated and blurry is actually caused from a fan patch removing the interlace from the videos.
Also I think a remake of GK2 would kind of ruin the FMV aspects of the game, and turn it into something else... I seriously doubt they'd go about refilming the entire game... and they can't simply 'draw over it'.
I think if they remade it, they would actually REMAKE it, not draw over everything..and not refilm it. FMV was popular at the time, but never caught on. I personally prefered rotoscope over FMV, and I think most players would agree, the FMV (And lack of Tim Curry) were the primary flaws of an otherwise good sequel.