I totaly agree with your fear of a skrew-up. Most remakes suck. The Book you mentioned Do Androids Deam, sounds good. I will have to find that one. So Tony.....when is your next book do out?
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep is supposed to be the book Blade Runner is based on. I haven't read much Philip K. Dick; I read his Minority Report and it was a lot different from the Spielberg/Cruise movie, so I don't know what to expect as far as how it'll be like and different than Blade Runner.
Next book...if we're talking zombies Bruce, the plan is to write the Eden sequel this summer. Got other crap I have to get out of the way first that takes up all my writing time. It frustrates me because I want to be writing the Eden follow-up, but all my ideas are plotted out and written down, so I know exactly how the story is going to go...
Non-Zombie next book will be put out in a few months by Sense Publishers. They changed the title from Unrepentent Critical Pedagogy to something else at the request of my co-author, John Gerassi. If anyone has any interest in Che Guevara, Jean-Paul Sartre, the Spanish Civil War, the Movement (60), Black Panthers, blacklisting, etc., this book is right up their alley. Non-fiction, academic, but readable as hell (if I say so myself; all I contributed were some interviews with Gerassi and I selected and edited various of his works).