I also could not care less about Chris as a character, so I hope they'll rework 5 and 6 without him and make completely new games - new story, new everything else. Remake of the first Revelations on par with RE2 would absolutely crash it, I hope they're considering it cuz original was perfect if not for one thing - too much action and Chris was in the game.
Though I think they are setting the REmake series as a different continuity. I hope RE5 delivers on that front. Was never fond of how it ended. I think RE6 if remade would have to be completely different as it's more action based and lacks the isolation that Resident Evil is known for.