I liked elements of the original, but found it was pretty slow going in places (the middle dragged). The new one has four network hours to work with (about 150 minutes of content - 40 mins x 4 minus 2.5 mins x 4 of hourly recaps) Cast looks passable, has two guys who've tried for breakout roles for the last five years - Ricky and Ben.
Hope it's good, but my sense is that it will look and feel like a lower budget prequel to I Am Legend. Lots of biohazard suits running around, helicopters crashing, CGI destruction of New York/LA, crowds trying to get onto planes and trains etc....i.e. like the parts of I Am Legend where Big Willie remembers pre-plague life.
I wonder if anyone sees the potential in combining Crichton's books in a film - in this case, the core idea of the Andromeda Strain with his ideas about genemod in Prey. Much more interesting