Will Smith's son JADEN is renaming himself for his fifth birthday party tomorrow (12JUL03) - so he can become a MATRIX hero.

The youngster has become obsessed with the film franchise after his mum JADA PINKETT SMITH starred in the sequel THE MATRIX RELOADED - and now he wants to be known as NEO.

His dad is dashing back to Hollywood from filming sci-fi drama I, ROBOT in Vancouver, Canada, to celebrate with his son.

Will says, "He wants a Matrix theme and everyone has to call him Neo."

Ironically, little Jaden has never seen either Matrix films - because he's too young.

11/07/2003 16:58