Jaden Smith is reportedly writing a book on philosophy.

The 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith - who recently compared himself to Italian scientist and scholar Galileo - is believed to be penning a tome which he hopes will inspire people.

A source told Us Weekly: "Jaden sees himself as a modern-day prophet and is working on a collection of essays. They're new takes on string theory and chaos theory, but more mystical.

"He hopes to have a spiritual following when he releases these."


Reports of Jaden's new collection of essays comes not long after he said he was on a par with Italian astronomer Galileo, who played a major role in the scientific revolution during the Renaissance.

The 'After Earth' star said: "It's so much fun. It's the best thing. People think you're crazy - I feel like it's an honour, actually, for people to think I'm crazy. Because they thought Galileo was crazy, too, you know what I'm saying? I don't think I'm as revolutionary as Galileo, but I don't think I'm not as revolutionary as Galileo.

"I rarely go to parties. My whole life is just dedicated on learning and breaking, like, the craziest records of life, and being like one of the craziest human beings to ever exist. That's me."

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Jaden hinted he's planning to turn his back on Hollywood in the future to study at MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], so he can "bring in new technologies into the world."

He added: "No one will know where I am in 10 years. They'll see me pop up, but they'll be like, 'Where'd you come from?' No one will know. No one will know where I'm at. No one will know who I'm with. No one will know what I'm doing. I've been planning that since I was like 13."

-Bang! Showbiz