Paramount is coming to London, and it's hopefully bringing Star Trek with it, meaning the UK will have its own 535 acre movie park, impressive considering the enourmous Disney Park expansion Galaxy's Edge is 14.1 acres, the biggest park expansion in Disney history.
Paramount Pictures pulled out of the plan to sponsor a theme park in the county of Kent, south of London, two years ago. It has now returned with a deal to permit the Kuwaiti-backed development to base some of the rides on its movies.
London Resort has also taken on the leisure industry veteran PY Gerbeau as its CEO. He was a senior executive at Euro Disney 20 years ago and then ran London’s Millennium Dome.
Paramount’s key titles are Mission Impossible and The Godfather, but the films most likely to be targeted in new rides may be Transformers, Star Trek and Kung Fu Panda.
London Resort is scheduled to open in 2024 and its backers have already lined up connections with the TV giants BBC and ITV and with the maker of the Wallace and Gromit developer Aardman.
Keep 'em crossed UK folks, this has the potential to be amazing.