Welcome to Captain's Log -- your (semi) daily round-up of sci-fi randomness from around the web. Here's what's happening today:
- In honor of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which posted a whopping $58 million on its opening day), Brides.com has put together a little guide on how to plan the perfect Harry Potter wedding (see image above). An example: "Flying Favors: Wish you could use a Firebolt as your getaway vehicle? You can still give your wedding a high-flying flair by handing out Broomstick Fuel chocolate as favors."
- Nominations for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards have been doled out, and representing SciFi we have Heroes and True Blood (Outstanding Art Direction), True Blood (Outsanding Casting for Drama Series), and Lost (Oustanding Drama Series),
- MTV has two more images from Shake Acker's freaky little movie 9, which was produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov. [MTV]
- Moon director Duncan Jones talked more about his next film, Mute, with Empire. On the comparisons to Blade Runner, he says, "There's a connection with Blade Runner, but I've got some ideas that'll give it its own signature character. It's set in a future Berlin which may look like a German version of Blade Runner's Los Angeles, but with a European sensibility." Bonus: Check out Slashfilm's marathon video interview with Jones over here.
- Also via Slashfilm is this Fan Made photo-shopped image showing what Ryan Reynolds might look like as the Green Lantern. [Full image below]
- Willem Dafoe has joined the cast of John Carter of Mars as Tars Tarkas, the leader of a brutal alien race called the Tharks. Tarkas has been depicted in the novels as a giant green Martian with four limbs. Pixar's Andrew Stanton with direct Carter, making this his first live-action film after previously helming animated films like The Incredibles. [THR]
- With $170 million last year alone, George Lucas is Hollywood's top male earner, with Steven Spielberg close behind at $150 million. I smell another Indiana Jones on the horizon ... [Forbes]
- Darren Aronofsky is going to make a ballet film before his hard-R Robocop remake? Really? Why won't MGM just pony up and let the man kick some robot ass? [CHUD]