'Air' leaves Par, lands at Summit


Summit is coming up for some air.

The studio has acquired worldwide rights to "Next Day Air," an action comedy that had been at Paramount, and will release it domestically in May.

Scott Aronson's Melee Entertainment produced the film and co-financed it with Paramount, which, when it was nearly complete, opted not to release it as part of a larger decision to orient its slate toward bigger tentpoles.

"It's the kind of movie that I think, if done right, can be really profitable," Aronson said. "Paramount decided it didn't want to be in the business of smaller films, but we think Summit is the perfect fit."

Mike Epps, Donald Faison, Wood Harris and Mos Def star in the picture, which centers on an illicit package that ends up at the wrong apartment. Music video director Benny Boom helmed and Blair Cobbs wrote the movie. In addition to Aronson, Inny Clemons produced. (partialdiff)