The Dailies: February 21, 2008

– Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt to headline live-action “Akira” adaptation. (AICN)

– The Curious Case of the Teenage Plague: David Fincher to direct “Black Hole” from a script by Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman. Story centers on a radical STD sweeping through American high schools. (Hollywood Reporter)

– On golden wings: Former hobbit Dominic Monaghan makes a break for “Wolverine.” Will play mutant Beak. (Just Jared)

– “I can say with absolute certainty that you will see stuff you’ve never imagined.” James Cameron checks in to give a status report on “Avatar.” (AICN)

– Behind the scenes video from Richard Kelly’s “The Box.” (/film)