There are little movie trivia facts that I love to trot out in certain conversations just because I love the reactions from people when they hear them. For example, whenever 1983's "Twilight Zone: The Movie" comes up, I love to point out that the original plan wasn't to make an anthology film. Instead, they considered telling one story and simply branding it with the name "Twilight Zone" to kick off a series of films.
The script they were going to use for the film was "Miracle Mile." Yes, the same "Miracle Mile" that eventually got made with Anthony Edwards as the lead. That was very nearly the first "Twilight Zone" movie, and I wonder what would have happened if that had been the approach.
It sounds like the new Warner Bros. feature is returning to the concept of one film, one story, and they've been developing a script by Jason Rothenberg for a while now, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, and Michael Ireland producing for their company Appian Way. We've heard a lot of speculation about who would direct the film, but it appears they've finally made their choice, and I think it's a pretty great decision.