collider At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an extended video interview with Bill Condon. During our wide ranging conversation he talked about the challenge of telling a story that’s still happening, balancing dramatization with facts, the level of interest in the film while it was in production, casting, his editing process, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, Condon talked about his extended cut of Dreamgirls that he’d love to release (it’s never been seen), his supercut of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2, what drew him to A Slight Trick of the Mind and how tough was it to get Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes, and much more. Hit the jump to watch. Bill Condon
9:14 – Would he ever do horror or sci-fi in the future? Says he would love to. Part of the appeal of doing Breaking Dawn was the childbirth scene.
10:08 – The Twilight Blu-ray box set. Says there aren’t any additional scenes in Breaking Dawn – Part 2 because it was such a VFX-heavy film that they couldn’t finish those scenes out, but he hopes to eventually release a supercut of Part 1 and Part 2 together as one film.