Personally, I had no problem with the design of the Turtles in Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I enjoyed the detail and think the darker, more realistic look is what helped make them feel natural (or at least as natural as possible) in the New York City environment. The preliminary Turtle design that just surfaced, however? Now that’s the source of nightmares.
Conceptual illustrator Kelton Cram just revealed some of his early work for the film and it’s far grittier than what we got in the final cut. Hit the jump to check out that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles concept art as well as some early designs for Shredder as well.