Is there any credence to the idea that if was really utterly dead, the treatment would have surfaced (or script - I can't remember now). I mean, we have loads of scripts of aborted projects in the library here.
I don't think this is a "meaningless" post. He knows there's a shakeup at Fox... if I was him, I'd be thinking "why the hell not." I mean, people are clearly still interested in it, it always gathers buzz when he "suddenly remembers" he has more artwork lying about *lol*.
So for me, he's hoping for another shot - and fair play to him, he put a lot of work in and it's clearly a passion project. NB's ability to deliver is up to the individual, I guess... I don't know how well he'd be able to pull it off - it could be great.