There already is a mod kit its called Adventure Games Studio
That's not really a mod kit as the term is usually used or I meant it. I had forgotten about it though, I know there are some pretty good games that use it.
I hope this kickstarter succeeds, not so much to see a LSL1 remake but to encourage the making/re-making of other sierra classics.
One question though, why can some people remake Kings Quest 1-3 and Quest for Glory 2 for free in top quality while replay need a lot of money to remake Larry?
I think the odds are quite a bit better. LSL isn't my favorite Sierra game series, but it was quite good if for no other reason than offending the more prudish out there.
From what I understand there are already other folks who worked at Sierra talking about that, but no formal announcements and I doubt that any firm plans have been made. I think just the current showing has been enough to get them contemplating the idea.
Also, I don't think those other games had to pay to license the Trademarks and such that the current project is paying for.