I've been following the progress of this ever since I heard about it a few months ago. Now THIS is how to do a remake (IMO). Unfortunately, there haven't been too many details if this will be a simple verbatim remake with upgraded animation or if they're going to be interweaving new concepts into the old framework. I'm hoping for the latter but the former would do just as well for me.
As always, I will reserve judgment until I see it, but I am very gratified to see a resurgence in interest for this particular title. Yamato/Star Blazers was a watershed anime event in both Japan & the US back in the 70's and 80's and it's high-time that a new generation gets to enjoy it.
Ignore the rabble, this is YAMATO! I'm there to buy it!