OK, I'd like to start off by saying this is an incredibly hard argument to make on both sides, simply because this movie hasn't even been filmed yet! That said, I'm afraid I'm going to give my vote to WHYIOUGHTA based on the fact that his argument will more likely be reality.
X, I appreciate the sentiment of your argument, but even if this film is a success, it will be a trend oriented one that will have no long lasting impact. When The Three Stooges were huge with a new generation of TV youngsters in the 50's, there was a lot less media to choose from. Today, we have 10,000 channels, tons of hip-hop to illegally download, more sex, more drugs, more alcohol, and brighter, shinier new movies to watch. Trust me, youth culture could care less about old culture. Even if they like the new movie, I highly doubt they'll care to check the old shorts.
WHYIOUGHTA, there's no proof of what you say will come true other than my gut instinct says you're probably right. Living on this Earth for 30 years has told me two things:
1.) You can't recreate the old
2.) People who care about the old are in the minority