3D Mario for DS in the Works?

When asked in an interview with GameDaily whether Nintendo is “looking to do another 3-D Mario on DS,” co-series director Takashi Tezuka replied: “Well I’d love to! [laughs] I can’t say anything more than that.”

He can’t say anything more ’cause he wants to, has already asked Nintendo to, and got shot down by management for now? Or the project has already started, and he’s not involved yet?

Someone throw us a bone here.