I saw this a little while ago and was likewise intrigued so I talked to VAMarine about it and he pointed out this link and had the following to say:
The Michael Bane Blog: Remington II
"It's brand new and as far as I know hasn't started shipping yet. It's of the "GI" flavor, but at least offers a dovetailed front sight. Also of note is the short trigger. Word is that it uses the Colt style firing pin safety which I do prefer over other mechanical variations however I feel that Springfield and the "custom" guys do the right thing with light firing pins and heavier firing pin springs. The R1 is also Carbon Steel and not stainless, not a big issue to me but some prefer stainless over carbon.
I'd give it a pass until some more reviews come out, but I'm not overly enthused about it. Almost everyone makes a 1911 and it takes more than a Modernized GI to make my heart sing. "