That's not actually a strong enough assessment of the awfulness that was the remake.
However, the original wasn't exactly perfect. Romero ran out of funding (or was short at some point before production), if I remember correctly, and had to make a lot of changes to his original script to get it made cheaper than planned. Still, it was Romero making a zombie film so it was fun and well worth watching.
Considering that, and the Night of the Living Dead remake in 2006, I'd rather think Dawn would be next up for another remake first
Dawn of the Dead was the remake you're thinking of I believe (and it was 2004, not 2006), not Night of the Living Dead. Night of the Living Dead DID have a pretty decent remake in 1990 though. It was made by the great Tom Savini.