In the 80s, The Cannon Group Inc. was considered to be one of the largest independent film studios in the world, a giant in the film industry that worked with significant state cinema institutes, such as Thorn EMI Cinemas, Elstree Studios, and The Pathe Film Library. This lasted for so long as the production facilities of the film studio and the institutes merged into one, MGM Studios in the mid-90s.
Back to the past, film company Cannon Films Ltd. was founded in 2014 by Richard Albiston, who for a long time worked in a management position at Cannon Group Inc. together with studio directors Menachem Golan and Göran Globus.
For the moment, the renewed Cannon is proud of its rewarding past and is going to support the ideals of Golan in modern filmmaking, who gave directors and actors more freedom for thoughts and fresh ideas, focusing on their vision of the film. Needless to say that today, this approach is extremely rarely used in the industry.
Many well-known directors were working at the studio and shot some of the best pictures of Cannon Films. The film studio has come a long way from the title of a fantastic third-rate thrash to a grade of favorite A-class action movies.
Throughout its history, Cannon Films has established successful working relationships with independent film companies around the world. Today, studios in more than 15 countries have such a “friendship.” The primary mission of the revived Cannon is to search for and train original personnel for an audience of the 21st century. This is stated on the official website of the film company.
Cannon was a studio that proclaimed itself by its clumsy excesses and indiscriminate independence. The studio could not figure out how to justify its success, and, although it managed to attract high-class directors, big names and modest profits, the business card of Golan and Globus became obscene and redundant.
One of the hits of Cannon Films of this period that lent eclat to the reputation were films about the Vietnam War from the series “Missing the Worst” with Chuck Norris. Although they were criticized for the similarity with the series “Rambo.” Both films were filmed at the same time, but after the completion of the editing it turned out that the second part looks better than the first. The film company first released the second part called “Missing,” and then the first called “Missing 2: The Beginning.”
The year 2012 marked the rise and fall of Cannon by filming Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films. At the end of the film, the filmmakers concluded with the words that the studio was going to return, and Cannon Films opened a horizon of new amazing movies.
In 2014, two documentaries about Cannon Films were released, these are “Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films” and “The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films.” The latter was shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
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