The backers of a theme park planned for the Thames Estuary have signed a deal with Paramount Pictures which opens the possibility of thriller rides based on films such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek or The Italian Job. Paramount is the third entertainment partner to sign up after the BBC and ITV studios.
The site is located on the Swanscombe peninsula near Dartford in Kent and is due to open in 2024. The resort will be set over 535 acres including 200 acres dedicated to rides and experiences and a hospitality area with 3,500 hotel rooms.
Construction work at the former landfill site is due to begin in 2021 and the project is expected to create more than 30,000 jobs. It is being funded by the Kuwait`s Al-Humaidi family.