The Living Dead, an unfinished George Romero zombie novel, will infect bookstores in 2019. Romero died last year before he could complete writing. Now, The Shape of Water novelization author Daniel Kraus will finish the book in time for release. The Night of the Living Dead director and the father of the zombie movie as we know it, died last year at the age of 77. Romero’s legacy lives on, and it will continue to do so with an upcoming novel, The Living Dead.