The Matrix co-creator Larry Wachowski thought up the idea for the hit trilogy before his marriage to THEA BLOOM in October 1993, his divorce papers attest.

Exactly when the filmmaker created the idea for the sci-fi franchise is crucially important in the divorce proceedings, as if Bloom proves it was during their marriage she will get a much larger cut of Wachowski's money.

Wachowki says in court papers, "After investigation, my memory is refreshed and I am positive that the idea and the first draft were done before my marriage."

He left Bloom earlier this year for his dominatrix lover KARIN WINSLOW.

07/11/2003 19:27