Given that it IS DelToro and that there is an Evangellion Live Action on the potential list. I'm going to go with benefit of the doubt on this one. I think that Del Toro is VERY hesitant to collide with Evangellion for the specific reason of he'd DO Evangellion if it was offered to him.
I look at how he's done hellboy and his other projects and i don't think he's cashing in on his name here. That just isnt how the guy rolls. Have some faith. This is going to be even better than it looks.
Oh I'll still check it out, and like most of his stuff it will be awesome If hollywood ever did a live action Akira (chronicle does not count) I hope Del Toro would be the one at the helm