According to an exclusive report on, a new feature film that explores the little-known origins of Monopoly is in development.

Howard Rodman will pen the script based on Mary Pilon’s best selling non-fiction book The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favourite Board Game, and Ralph Anspach's The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle.

Anspach, a San Francisco State University economist, created the Anti-Monopoly board game as a cry against rampant capitalism, and was promptly sued by Monopoly owner, Parker Brothers.

Monopoly was invented by Elizabeth Magie, a stenographer whose creation The Landlords Game was designed as an anti-capitalist treatise that lashed out against slumlords and other monopolists of the early 20th Century.

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