Looks like they're going ahead with that Oliver! remake: Various news outlets are reporting that Toby Haynes, director of the BBC miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, will direct a new film version. (Deadline claims that everyone involved denies it, but that it's true anyway. Why they would deny it if it's true is beyond me, but I guess that's show business.) Lee Hall is writing the script and Broadway legend Cameron Mackintosh is among the producers.
The Daily Mail reports that the goal is to release the film at the end of 2016. It also states that "a nationwide search" will be held to find young actors to play Oliver and the Artful Dodger, but that "no one was prepared to discuss" who might be cast in the adult roles. So feel to speculate or dreamcast in the comments section here! (The paper does mention that at one point there was "chatter" about Samantha Barks, who played Éponine in the film version of Les Misérables, possibly playing Nancy, a role that she has played onstage.)