You knew this would be modern Hollywood's twist to the Frankenheimer classic.
Megan Lehmann's review of Demme's remake of the Manchurian Candidate:
"In order to retain the brand recognition of the title, yet get around the lack of communist bad guys, the filmmakers turn to today's popular stand-by villain - big business. In this case, it's a faceless but awesomely powerful private equity fund called Manchurian Global which, in a clear allusion to Halliburton and the Carlyle Group, is accused of war profiteering."
Let's check Demme for a chip in the shoulder, implanted by the 3XL conglomerate MooreOn.org...