We all know and love him as the grandfather of the zombie genre, and in typical grandfather fashion, George Romero is letting us know he’s still around and we should give him a call. Set to be released on July 1st, 2012, Romero has penned his first solo book: "The Living Dead: The Beginning." If you want to check it out, it's available for preorder with all major book dealers.
In San Diego, an autopsy seems routine until the corpse sits up and begins to walk--after all of his organs have been removed. Suddenly, the rules of this world have been rewritten and the dead now walk the earth. In Atlanta, a reporter covers the epidemic, showing viewers glimpses of increasing chaos from across the globe. Nowhere, it seems, is safe. The captain of an aircraft carrier hopes to save his crew from the disease by remaining at sea, but seemingly within moments zombies are wreaking havoc on the ship. THE LIVING DEAD follows different groups of people as they react to the crisis, working together or, for some, using their limited knowledge of zombies to try to survive. But is survival even possible? Or desirable?