Images courtesy of Jocelyn Davis
If you were anywhere near downtown Manhattan (near South Ferry) earlier today then there's a good chance you spotted a Batmobile in the street. No, it's not one of the newer Batmobiles from Christopher Nolan's films, and, no, they haven't started shooting the next Batman movie yet. Instead, it's an older Batmobile from Batman Forever, and it's apparently being used in the Arthur remake.
In Arthur, Russell Brand stars as a drunken, wealthy playboy who stands to lose a giant inheritance because his family doesn't like the new woman in his life. Helen Mirren, Jennifer Garner, Greta Gerwig and Nick Nolte also star. The original 1981 film starred Dudley Moore and Liza Minnelli, and was popular enough to spawn a sequel, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, in 1988. Putting the pieces together, it would seem Brand's character probably bought the Batmobile on eBay or at auction, and is using it as his vehicle of choice driving around town. If that's the case, it could make for some pretty funny scenes.
Check out images of the Batmobile on set, as well as another older vintage car being used in some capacity, in the gallery below.