Promising news...yes! However, I take some of this news with a grain of salt.
There were earlier articles of Kodak's new 'asset protection' or archival film.
It would be interesting to know just how many feet of film, (of the billions of feet mentioned),
will be film for 'initial capture' or the new 'archival film.' As mentioned in (post #7 above), though,
production of any type of film at Kodak will help in keeping more of the coating machines running.