I'm aware of what it's replacing. It's wrong. I think it's a total shame to lose all of those AA's for a screen heavy ride. But I'm not going to dislike the ride because of that though. I don't think they chose this version JUST because they wouldn't translate well into AA's. They chose this version because the suits wanted this version. I'll dislike the ride if it's poorly done.
Again, clarifying: no, they didn't choose this version because it makes AAs impossible.
It is very odd that they choose this version of the characters, though, because they won't age well.