Paramount Pictures Back in Deal for UK Theme Park

Concept art for The London Resort

Concept art for The London Resort

It’s no secret that Star Trek fans would love to see a Star Trek theme park to rival the new Star Wars-themed Disney attractions at Galaxy’s Edge. That dream may have come a tiny bit closer this week.

The London Resort - a planned theme park on the outskirts of London - announced last week that they have signed a licensing deal with Paramount Pictures that could see them branding rides with Paramount properties. They said, “The London Resort, a global destination theme park, due to open in 2024, [...] has entered into a new partnership with Paramount Pictures. The studio joins BBC Studios and ITV Studios, contributing from among their outstanding range of Intellectual Property. The movie studio is home to some of the world’s most iconic films including The Godfather, The Italian Job, the Mission: Impossible franchise and, post-apocalyptic hit, A Quiet Place, and will be working with The London Resort to create a range of awe-inspiring experiences.”

Notably missing from the list is the Star Trek IP. But President of Themed Entertainment and Consumer Products for Paramount Pictures Kevin Suh said, “We’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides. We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”

The London Resort is already planned to be one of the largest construction projects in Europe and once open, is expected to be a major regional contributor to the UK economy.

Alison Pitt