Todd Solondz’s next film will be a part-sequel, part-companion piece to his 1998 dark comedy ‘ Happiness’. Fans of Todd Solondz’s Happiness will be happy to learn that the writer-director’s next film will be a part-sequel, part-companion piece to his 1998 dark comedy. New indie production and finance shingle Werc Werk Works has stepped in to fully finance and produce writer-director Todd Solondz’s next film. Solondz wrote the untitled screenplay, which revolves around a group of struggling individuals. Struggling to find a place for themselves in an unpredictable and volatile world. The narrative is told through a series of intersecting love stories; the past haunts the present and imperils the future: ghosts circle and loom, trouble and console. The project has been incubating for years, with Emma Thompson, Demi Moore and Paul Reubens rumored to be attached. ‘Happiness,’ which featured themes of child molestation and rape, initially received an NC-17 from the MPAA board but was eventually released unrated. The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in October in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Casting is currently under way.