Who Is Alia Atreides? One of the most interesting characters from the Frank Herbert novel Dune was Alia Atreides who was not seen in the first film of the Denis Villeneuve Dune trilogy of films. She is an extremely complex character from the book and one that fans of the novel were hoping to see in Dune: Part One but was no where to be found. But, rest easy fans, she will be appearing in Dune: Part Two.
GotchaMovies.com has put together some facts and information for you to get to know Alia before the release of the Dune: Part Two.
WHO IS ALIA ATREIDES?
Alia Atreides is the younger sister of the Arrakis savior, Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet). Before the attack orchestrated by the Harkonnens and the fall of the House Atreides, Lady Jessica (Rebecca Ferguson) found out that she was pregnant and Alia is born on the planet Arrakis in the year 10,191 A.G., eight months after her father’s death, Duke Leto (Oscar Isaac). Jessica and Paul flee to the desert where the two join with the Fremen, the tribe who wants Jessica to utilize her Bene Gesserit training and become their Reverend Mother. Jessica undergoes the spice agony ritual to awaken herself to ancestral memories and become the Reverend Mother of the Fremen.
When Jessica goes through the psychedelic journey, so does her unborn baby aka Alia. As Jessica becomes connected to the line of memories that came before her, Alia does too. Alia becomes conscious of the world while still in the womb and is born with the knowledge of her ancestors. As a toddler, she can speak and reason just like an adult. Many of the Fremen find her unnerving and strange. Even worse, the Bene Gesserit consider her an abomination that should be terminated.
Even at her young age, Alia is a major part of Paul’s plan to exact revenge on House Harkonnen. At only the age of four, she is ready to stand for her brother and fight with him. She is a little girl who can outsmart people 10 times her age and wield a crysknife with deadly force which make her such a fan favorite in the books. Her skill with the crysknife earns her the epic title of “St. Alia of the Knife.”
As of this writing, there is no official word on who plays Alia in Dune: Part Two.
IN THE UPCOMING DUNE: PART TWO FILM:
In the upcoming film, she should have a massive role just as she does in the novels. It is expected that Dune: Part Two will have a sizable time jump, and we should see a lot more of Alia from that point onwards. The film will introduce a four year old Alia, just like in the first Dune novel, but it is fully expected that multiple actresses will be cast to play Alia as she is a sizable character in the Dune series.
Director Denis Villeneuve has played it very close to his chest who will be playing Alia and if we will see multiple ages of the character but the trailer (see below) gives us a first look.
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