Concept Art for Shredder & Splinter in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'
by Ethan Anderton
June 2, 2014
If you new designs for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven't tickled your fancy, you'll be happy to know that the look for their arch nemesis Shredder and their mentor Splinter are right on the money. We've seen brief glimpses of both in the first and second teaser trailers, but thanks to some new concept art, we get a good look at the designs for the latest iteration of the characters that started in comic books. Idle Hands got ahold of an early copy of of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, and in the book there's two images showing off Shredder with blades all over, and a very realistic Splinter. Look!
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder (William Fichtner) and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April (Megan Fox) and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett) to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is directed by Jonathan Liebesman (Clash of the Titans) and written by Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec (Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol). Paramount Pictures releases the film everywhere on August 8th.