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National Geographic has plans for Cousteau film

Jacques Cousteau shared his undersea adventures with millions of TV viewers. A film company now wants to share Cousteau's life with movie viewers.

National Geographic Feature Films bought the rights to the ocean explorer's story and plans a movie."Capt. Cousteau's life was a great adventure. He changed the way most people view this ocean planet," said Hank Palmieri, head of the National Geographic film company.

Francine Cousteau said her late husband would have wanted National Geographic to produce the movie because it had long supported and promoted his work through television shows and its magazine.

Cousteau, 87, a filmmaker as well as explorer, died in Paris in June.