Now, they certainly have some challenges in making this film. For this film to be consistent with the other then everyone has to die by the end. That would be a deal-breaker for me if they weasel out and let someone escape. So, I would really expect a sense of inescapable doom hanging over this whole thing.
Also, the reason the 1982 movie stands up so well over time is that it isn’t really a movie about monsters or gore. Rather, John Carpenter really mastered the sense of paranoia and claustrophobia. If the new film is a simple gore fest it’ll be doomed to obscurity.
Finally, if you want to go really old school, you can check out the original 1951 version of the film from google video: