In the teaser for 'Living,' Bill Nighy seeks fulfillment

In the teaser for 'Living,' Bill Nighy seeks fulfillment ...

Living, a film directed by Bill Nighy, has received its first trailer! The film is a British remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1952 film Ikiru.

The trailer for Nighy's character Mr. Williams introduces viewers to his daily routine and attempts to change it. He surrounds himself with pals and loved ones, and generally takes in everything around him.

Living centers on Williams, a "impotent cog within the city's bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild." After years of a smothering and dull work routine and a solitary home, Williams' life has become one that is "empty and meaningless." However, things take a turn when Williams receives a life-changing prognosis. Determined not to give up the rest of his life, Williams decides to make the best of the time he has left.

Living received an overall A- from the Sundance Film Festival, lauding the film's cast, direction, and cinematography. She praised Living's performance, saying it's "a very moving film that requires its viewers to consider the legacy they will one day leave behind." Collider's Steve Weintraub also spoke with Nighy about the film, his preparation, and more.

Living is based on Ikiru, a play by Leonardo Tolstoy that was directed by Oliver Hermanus. Additional artistic team members include Sandy Powell's costume design, music by Emelie Levienaise-Farrouch, cinematography by Jamie D. Ramsay SASC, and production design by Tom Burke.

Living will be released in cinemas on December 23. Check out the teaser video below: