But Russell has revealed he wrote two more screenplays during this time, if you can believe it, in genres you might not expect. During the THR roundtable, the director noted, "I wrote a couple of things that someone might make, Eli Roth may actually do one, I wrote a horror a few years ago." It's a pairing we would never have expected in a million years, and while we're curious what a David O. Russell horror movie might be like, he's not saying too much as he realizes in someone else's hands it'll probably take a slightly different path.
"Well it'll be coupled with Eli Roth, that's exciting to me. Cause I had to write to support myself. So I wrote a horror for producer Colleen Camp a horror film that I thought was interesting. And Eli thinks its interesting, I think he's going to make it more interesting," he said. "It's emotional, it's also... we'll see. It's also...I don't wanna say anything more, I'll let Eli talk about it."
Who is Colleen Camp? She's actually mostly an actress — she has a small role in "American Hustle" — but among her producing credits is Peter Bogdanovich's upcoming "Squirrel To The Nuts." But more intriguingly, Russell adds that he has another script kicking about, one that could be a time travel movie (though he cuts himself off before fully explaining).
"I also wrote a supernatural... sort of a time thing, that again is out of my genre. You would probably be better at it than me," he said pointing to Alfonso Cuaron.
Clearly, nothing is solidified with these scripts yet, but hopefully someone in Hollywood realizes that a Russell penned horror or supernatural movie could be something potentially truly special.