Several years ago, TrekToday reported that Paramount was unable to come to terms on a deal that would have resulted in Paramount London, an amusement park to have been located in Kent that would have included a Star Trek-themed area.
Today comes word that Paramount Pictures has “returned with a deal to permit the Kuwaiti-backed development to base some of the rides on its movies” in the amusement park section of The London Resort.
“The London Resort is set over 535 acres – the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums. Three times larger than other UK parks, it will have two hundred acres dedicated to rides and experiences and a bespoke entertainment district devoted to a full-suite of hospitality experiences including the provision of thousands of hotel rooms.
“Millions of pounds have already been invested in The London Resort which will be one of the largest construction projects across Europe. Situated just seventeen minutes from London, on the Swanscombe Peninsula, Kent, the resort will create thousands of jobs and once open will be a major regional contributor to the UK economy.”
According to Integame Online, Paramount‘s films “most likely to be targeted in new rides may be Transformers, Star Trek, and Kung Fu Panda.”
“PY Gerbeau, newly appointed Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) said: ‘The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone. Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family.’
“‘I am delighted to join The London Resort and to play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others. Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on board is a major step towards realizing that ambition.'”
Look for London Resort to open in 2024. TrekToday will update readers as more information becomes available.