The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back.
The reptilian stars of cult 1980s comics, a 90s film series with very diminishing returns (the first of which is only thought of warmly due to nostalgia), a TV cartoon that tabloid hysteria about ninjas (I mean, c'mon) saw renamed to Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and an easily forgotton 2007 CG film - which I forgot about when writing this until I read it back - are back in a new live-action movie that hits cinemas in the UK on October 17.
From its trailer, the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles looks terrible - and it's been slated by critics - but at least we're getting some enjoyable artworks out of it. Paramount has commissioned illustrators from around the world to produce posters and artworks based on a backstory in the film of the legendary Kappa, described as 'ancient turtle warriors who vowed to protect a humble village from the demonic Yokai'.
Image: Jim Evans
Read on to see more of the artworks.
Artists taking part include Sam Gilbey (UK), Jim Evans (US), Coke Navarro (ES), Diego L Rodriguez (ES), Oscar Gutierrez (ES), Nicolas Delort (FR) and Sofles (AU).
Image: Sam Gilbey
Image: Matt Taylor
Image: Rhys Cooper
Image: Stephane Blanquet
Image: Diego L Rodriguez
Image: Nicolas Delort
Image: Oscar Gutierrez
To see more of the images, visit the Legends of the Yokai website.
Image: Coke Navarro