A sequel to The Fighter is still a ways off, although it seems director David O. Russell is looking to both write and direct The Fighter 2.

The Fighter was David O. Russell's first project that he didn't write himself. Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, and Eric Johnson all collaborated on the Oscar-nominated screenplay.

Here's what David O. Russell had to say about writing The Fighter 2.

"I would do it whenever anyone says they're ready. I'm ready to write it. I would definitely want to be involved in that."

Earlier this month, Mark Wahlberg revealed that he wants to use The Fighter 2 to explore Micky Ward's trilogy of fights with Arturo Gatti. David O. Russell also wants to show the Arturo Gatti fights, as well as look deeper into Micky Ward's family; specifically his sisters.

"I think Micky's story has a lot of heart whichever way you cut it. You'd go towards the Gatti fights and you could go into the history of the family more. I really like the sisters."

It isn't clear when David O. Russell will start writing The Fighter 2 or when production might start.