Today it was announced that Paramount Pictures and the London Resort Company have “jointly agreed to discontinue” their licensing agreement for the proposed Paramount London Resort.
The planned £3.2 billion resort, targeting a 2022 open date, was originally announced in 2014 and was set to include a number of themed attractions based around Paramount properties including Star Trek.
The official release did not detail why the deal collapsed but Kent Online reports “the resort’s developers and Paramount have been unable to agree terms on some of the rights to major films, including the image rights for some of their top stars.”
Kent Online also reports that LRCH came to feel “one studio could not provide the breadth of movies needed” for the park which has recently announced deals with Aardman and the BBC. LRCH plans to go ahead with development on a resort and will be submitting a new plan in November.
Alas, it appears that European Trek fans will have to live with just one Star Trek attraction, the newly opened Star Trek: Operation Enterprise roller coaster in Germany, which as of now is the only Trek theme park attraction in the world.
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