Agree on the fail part, but only because it'll be so poorly done, judging by the studio's recent Dracula/Mummy movies. I would have loved to have seen a lower budget but legit hard-R horror series, possibly but not necessarily set in the 19th century to make resources, knowledge etc. scarcer. In other words, essentially remakes faithful in style/tone but updated with modern effects and for modern horror sensibilities.
Instead, as you indicated, they are going to make these "superhero" movies - heavy CGIed, overblown action-adventures, pg-rated, starring goofballs like Tom Cruise.
Ah well, we'll always have the Hammer Horror remakes.